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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cooly  \Coo"ly\,  Coolie  \Coo"lie\,  n.;  pl  {Coolies}.  [Hind. 
  k?l[=i]  a  laborer,  porter:  cf  Turk.  k?l,  ky?leh,  slave.] 
  An  East  Indian  porter  or  carrier;  a  laborer  transported  from 
  the  East  Indies,  China,  or  Japan,  for  service  in  some  other 
  country. 




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